Virtual Lunch and Learn Series

Join Integrity House, health experts, and community leaders to learn about exciting, new developments and best practices in behavioral health.

The Impact of Mindful-Based Stress Reduction on Substance Use Disorder

Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at 12:00 PM EST

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Meet Our Speakers

Suchismita Ray, Ph.D.

Suchismita Ray, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Informatics at the School of Health Professions (SHP) at Rutgers University Biomedical and Health Sciences. Her primary research focus is to examine the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying drug addiction and develop effective intervention strategies. Through the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey grant, Dr. Ray is implementing a mindfulness intervention program in four substance addiction treatment centers in Newark, NJ, helping the underserved minority population who have comorbid substance use disorder and mental health problems. She also serves as an educator to the substance-dependent/mental health clients at the Northwest Essex Community Health Center in Belleville, NJ. Dr. Ray currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, as well as a committee member on the Rutgers University Opioid Steering Committee, representing SHP, and the RBHS-VA Addiction Subgroup.

 

Eman Gibson, MBA, LCSW, LCADC

Eman Gibson, MBA, LCSW, LCADC currently serves as the Chief Clinical Officer of Integrity House, having been with the organization since 2012, overseeing Integrity House’s 420 beds across our ten residential programs and seven outpatient programs. Mrs. Gibson earned her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University and her Masters of Business Administration from Fitchburg State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Her specialties include eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, dialectical behavior therapy, transgender care, and clinical trauma. Recently, Ms. Gibson was selected to participate in the writing of the 4th edition of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria. Mrs. Gibson also serves on the Professional Advisory Committee for the NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and as a surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). She is an adjunct professor of Psychology at Montclair State University and of Social Work at Rutgers University. 

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